Since the mournful day of Sept. 11th, the country has been extremely cautious of terrorism and threats to the U.S. However, since that day, we’ve possibly allowed more than 72 convicted terrorists to enter our country from the 7 countries on President Trump’s travel ban.
The findings come from a report by the Center for Immigration Studies. The numbers and facts have made some from the left uneasy as the majority of them have stated there “is no evidence” to say people from those countries are a risk to the United States.
The Study, in part, says:
“Thirty-three of the 72 individuals from the seven terror-associated countries were convicted of very serious terror-related crimes, and were sentenced to at least three years’ imprisonment. The crimes included use of a weapon of mass destruction, conspiracy to commit a terror act, material support of a terrorist or terror group, international money laundering conspiracy, possession of explosives or missiles, and unlawful possession of a machine gun.”
The findings give even more statistics that say 17 of those 72 entered as refugees, 10 were lawful permanent residents, three were students, one was a diplomatic visa, and 25 eventually became U.S. citizens.
According to researcher Jessica Vaughn, her findings in the above report stand in “stark contrast” to that of the 9th circuit judges:
“A review of information compiled by a Senate committee in 2016 reveals that 72 individuals from the seven countries covered in President Trump’s vetting executive order have been convicted in terror cases since the 9/11 attacks. These facts stand in stark contrast to the assertions by the Ninth Circuit judges who have blocked the president’s order on the basis that there is no evidence showing a risk to the United States in allowing aliens from these seven terror-associated countries to come in.”
Trump’s original immigration order was scheduled to temporarily stop the U.S. refugee resettlement program for 120 days, and stop the seven countries for 90 days. However, after he signed the order into action, a federal judge placed a temporary pause on it. The order was taken before the “nutty 9th circuit” who decided to keep the temporary pause.
In addition to this, the Washington Post did “fact check” this claim. The Washington Post found that 33 of 72 were convicted of a crime related to terrorism. The remainder were “Some cases involved individuals who were convicted of charges unrelated to terrorism activities, but who prosecutors charged were related to terrorist groups abroad.” Some of these 72 people have been traveling in and out of the USA for years “some as early as 1972”. Here is the fact check article that was written by the Washington Post.
Recent reports indicate that the President will not immediately take the issue to the Supreme Court, however, with this report from the Center for Immigration Studies, maybe he’ll change his mind. This could be just the proof he needs to place his ban back into effect. It is true none allowed into the country were directly related to a terrorist group. However, 33 of the 72 were convicted of a terror-related crime, that’s close enough for me.